Education and Training

Board Certification

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Registered Dietitian (RD)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BS in Dietetics - University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Graduate Degree

MSN, Pediatric Primary Care - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MS in Allied Health, Health Promotion - University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Titles and Academic Titles

Nurse Practitioner

Registered Dietitian




Hayes JE, Sullivan BS, Duffy VB. 2010. "Explaining variability in sodium intake through oral sensory phenotype, salt sensation and liking." Physiol Behav. 100(4): 369-380. Epub 2010 April 7, doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.03.017.


Duffy VB, Hayes JE, Sullivan BS, Faghri P. 2009. "Surveying Food/Beverage Liking: A Tool for Epidemiological Studies to Connect Chemosensation with Health Outcomes." Ann NY Acad Sci. 1170:558-568. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.04593.x.



Gresco, S. and Sullivan, B. (2011) Nutrition from Infancy Through Adolescence in Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott.

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations and Honorary Societies

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau International
Alpha Eta National Honors Fraternity